Mile Morales may be the star of the show in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, but he’s far from the only Spider-hero popping up in the movie. Miles will have several allies assisting him as he gets the hang of being a superhero, including the cartoonish Spider-Ham, or as he’s known as a civilian, Peter Porker. With just a few weeks to go until Into the Spider-Verse‘s release, Sony has released a video highlighting Spider-Ham as a humorous take on the old-school Spider-Man theme song plays.
Voiced by stand-up comic and former Saturday Night Live writer John Mulaney, Spider-Ham looks to be one of the most entertaining parts of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. That’s to be expected if you pair an anthropomorphic superhero pig alongside a bunch of “normal” human Spider-heroes. It also helps that Spider-Ham, along with his arachnid-themed abilities, is also gifted with the power of cartoon physics, as evidenced by him using an oversized mallet against Scorpion.
Accompanied by an altered version of the 1960s Spider-Man animated TV series theme song, this video does a good job of introducing Spider-Ham to folks who might not be familiar with his antics from the comic books. The only potentially disturbing part is that there’s a moment where Spider-Pig is eating a hot dog. Here’s hoping that’s made up of beef rather than pork, otherwise we’ll have to start calling him Cannibal-Ham.
Spider-Ham debuted in the comics in 1983’s Marvel Tails Starring Peter Porker, the Spectacular Spider-Ham #1 (that’s a mouthful), hailing from a world populated by other Marvel-themed talking animals. He was originally a spider, but after being bitten by a radioactive, mentally unhinged pig scientist named May Porker, he turned into an anthropomorphic pig with spider powers. In recent years, Spider-Ham has appeared in comic book events like Spider-Verse and Secret Wars, as well as the Ultimate Spider-Man animated series.
Still, Spider-Ham is just one of the protagonists who will aid Miles Morales in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. The teenager will also be joined by an older and disheveled Peter Parker, Spider-Gwen, Spider-Man Noir and Peni Parker. Together, they’ll have to battle villains like Kingpin, The Prowler and The Green Goblin.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse swings into theaters on December 14, so stay tuned to CinemaBlend for continuing coverage. As for what else is coming out before the year is over, head to our holiday premiere guide for that information, and also look through our 2019 release schedule to learn what movies are being released next year.